Mexican journalist was killed in one the most violent border states of the country. Early clues suggest that his murder could be connected to his criticisms of politics. Antonio de la Cruz (47), a journalist for Expreso for nearly three decades, has been killed in an attack in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.
De la Cruz was killed and shot in his home in Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas, the capital of the Tamaulipas states. Tamaulipas, a gulf state just south of Texas is home to violent drug cartels fighting for lucrative smuggling routes. For More Updates Stay Tuned With Statehooddc.com.
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Journalists who report on corruption and crime are particularly vulnerable. According to Article 19, at least eight other journalists were killed in Mexico this year because of their journalism. Early clues “suggest his murder may have been linked to his political critics” as a journalist, Leopoldo Aldonado, regional director for Article 19 in Mexico, Central America, said.
The attack left the journalist’s daughter with serious injuries. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, Tamaulipas Governor, stated that the young woman was in critical health. The governor stated that “We won’t stop until we find the responsible” and would punish them with all the consequences of the law.
Is Mexican Journalist Shot To Death
Jesus Ramirez Cuevas, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s spokesperson, posted the following tweets about the assassination. Translated tweet: “Today, Tamaulipas they assassinated Antonio de la Cruz from the Ciudad Victoria Expreso newspaper. “The professional was attacked together with his family. His daughter died, and his wife is hurt.”
Expreso-La Razon, the paper’s parent company, demanded justice. The Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office stated in a statement that it had opened an investigation. Police were gathering evidence and searching for the attackers. The governor stated that the governor would provide an update within several hours.
According to Article 19, violence against journalists has risen dramatically under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. Many organizations, including Mexico’s federal journalist’s protection program, Article 19 or the Committee to Protect Journalists, stated that they did not have any records of threats to journalists.